Translating Nutrition Research into Community Education: A Workshop for Implementing Diet-Related Chronic Disease Curricula
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The Educational Alliance Program
According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately one-third of U.S. cancer deaths each year are related to dietary factors. Yet most Americans are unaware that good dietary choices can help fight the disease. For years, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has been a leader in promoting the link between nutrition and disease and how to put good dietary practices into action to help saves lives. In our commitment to further this effort, PCRM formed the Educational Alliance Program (EAP) to empower institutions around the world to fight cancer and diabetes in their communities through good nutrition.
PCRM’s EAP offers organizations support to bring the message of the value of a healthful diet for disease prevention. Eligible* venues include:
Educational institutions (middle and high schools, community colleges, and colleges and universities)
Health, wellness, and fitness centers
Medical centers and hospitals
Culinary schools and groups
Organizations with a focus to raise awareness for cancer and diabetes
Faith groups with demonstrated commitment to health
The EAP is the perfect way for an institution to become a community leader in the area of nutrition education and disease prevention.
*Eligible institutions are those in communities not currently being served by PCRM’s network of Food for Life cooking instructors. Exceptions may be made. Inquire for details.
Please read on and apply for the Educational Alliance Program partner position on this page if you are:
Applying from outside of the United States
An owner of an organization/business that will add the program to its offerings
A representative of your employer or affiliated with an organization for whom you will be teaching the program or will be training a teacher of the program
Promote a Healthier Workplace
Consider sending a representative from your institution to attend our Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class Instructor training and take advantage of what this program has to offer!
In a public health climate where heart disease and cancer collectively cause 49 percent of all deaths within the U.S. population, more concern needs to be given to eating healthfully and staying active – especially around a busy work schedule. Our Food for Life classes are versatile and can be delivered during employee lunches.
Our approach is ideal because it provides individuals with the knowledge and the practical skills needed to fully embrace a new, healthy way of living. Offer your staff a benefit that is proven to enhance all areas of their life while producing phenomenal results in the workplace.
Reduce absenteeism and subsequently, health care costs
Improve overall employee morale and retention
Plus save money and enhance your organization’s image!
Best of all, the Food for Life program allows you to keep employee wellness education costs low in comparison to other programs.
Be an institution or group, no individual freelancers
Have a class meeting space
Have designated instructor(s)
Complete an Educational Alliance Program partnership application
Sign a partnership agreement (upon application approval)
Food for Life Program training fee
Additional Team Member*
(persons will be added to waitlist and invited should space become available)
* Additional team member fee includes a space at the training and complimentary breakfasts and lunches (except where noted on the agenda). An additional set of training materials not included.
$249 (with continuing education credits)
To learn about the benefits of being an EAP partner, click here.
To apply to be a Food for Life Educational Alliance Program partner, download, complete and submit the following:
Educational Alliance Program Partner Application (PDF).
Windows users: When you have completed your application, you must click on the "Submit" button at the very end of the application and check for a .FDF file attachment. Print your completed application for safe keeping. Simply clicking the “Submit” button does not automatically send your application. A dialog box should open asking if you would like to use a desktop or online email operation. You will know your application has been submitted if you hit send on an email with all application pieces (application, resume, and video link) included. DO NOT SAVE YOUR APPLICATION AS A .PDF FILE. You will lose all entered information.
Mac users: When you have completed your application, save/print your application as a .PDF file. The “Submit” button will not work for users accessing the application on a Mac computer.
Having trouble submitting your application? If you continue to have trouble submitting your application, please print it out, scan, and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 202-527-7401.
A résumé with references
Application Submission Options
E-mail a scanned version of your application and resumé to email@example.com.
Fax your application materials to 202-527-7401
Postal mail your application to:
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Attn: Food for Life Program (Spring 2012 Training)
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20016
Application Review Process
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via e-mail. Top candidates will participate in a phone interview conducted by the Food for Life program team. Accepted applicants will be invited to attend the three-day training. The accepted applicant must then remit full payment for the Food for Life training within six weeks of receipt of the program acceptance notification. The accepted applicant will be invited to attend a three-day training.
How to Reapply
To reapply to be an Educational Alliance Program partner, you must complete a new application and resubmit a résumé. Download, complete, and submit the application along with your résumé.
If you have questions about the position, read FAQs about the position here.
If you have additional questions that cannot be answered by the FAQs, contact the Food for Life program team:
Educational Programs and Marketing Director